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Great Yarmouth Port to Get Offshore Energy O&M Campus

By TimPb | September 11, 2020

Norfolk County Council (NCC) have recently announced £6 million of funding to deliver an offshore energy Operations and Maintenance (O&M) campus at the Port of Great Yarmouth.  The Project aim to establish a excellence, an Operations and Maintenance (O&M) campus – or Multi-User Energy Sector Facility – on the southern peninsula of Great Yarmouth Port…

Bid for £29m clean energy research programme in East Anglia passes key milestone.

By TimPb | September 11, 2020

A £29m research and innovation programme over 5 years led by UEA focussed on the Southern North Sea and the region’s clean energy and marine sectors has passed it’s first key milestone. ‘Suffolk & Norfolk Research & Innovation on the Sustainable Energy Coast’, or ‘SuNRISE Coast’ for short, will further enhance East Anglia as a…

Crew transfer vessels in the Port of Lowestoft ©Turner Photography

In pole position for offshore wind

By TimPb | July 22, 2020

New research conducted by offshore wind market intelligence specialists, 4C Offshore, has concluded that the East of England Energy Zone (EEEZ) continues to be the UK’s largest offshore wind cluster and will remain in pole position as the sector ramps up to meet the UK government’s refreshed target of 40Gw of offshore wind by 2030.

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Vattenfall announcement

By TimPb | July 3, 2020

The Secretary of State for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy has awarded development consent for Vattenfall’s application to build Norfolk Vanguard Offshore Wind Farm.

Jack Hurren, Trainee Balance of Plant Technician - Credit Warren Page & ScottishPower Renewables

Local apprenticeship boost from East Anglia ONE windfarm

By TimPb | June 22, 2020

People from across East Anglia have a chance to secure a job in the offshore wind industry thanks to ScottishPower Renewables which is launching a new apprentice recruitment drive for its East Anglia ONE offshore windfarm.

Business Development Manager takes up residence at OrbisEnergy

By TimPb | May 7, 2020

OrbisEnergy, the centre for offshore renewable and clean energy businesses, recently welcomed a new addition to the team. Ian Pease commenced employment in the role of Business Development Manager – All Energy, employed by Suffolk County Council and based at OrbisEnergy, Lowestoft on a full-time basis. Ian’s role is to drive forward OrbisEnergy as an…

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Region’s offshore wind supply chain showcased to US market

By TimPb | May 5, 2020

Norfolk & Suffolk’s unlimited offshore wind sector is looking to export its supply chain expertise to the largest wind farm planned in the US. A preliminary online event organised by Norfolk & Suffolk Unlimited and the City of Virginia Beach saw 20 local businesses meet with operators and developers involved in Dominion Energy’s Coastal Virginia…

Stand can deliver boost to regional businesses

By TimPb | October 16, 2019

Businesses are following up a string of leads after successfully showcasing their services on an East of England Energy Zone stand in Amsterdam. The joint stand at the Offshore Energy exhibition and conference has been hailed a success by all involved. Nine exhibitors shared a prominent space at the two-day event which put them on…

Norfolk firm launches international arm at major Amsterdam energy event

By TimPb | October 2, 2019

A Norfolk firm which has helped hundreds of companies launch and grow is heading to Amsterdam to expand and export its services Hethel International will be launching at the major Offshore Energy event in Amsterdam on October 8-9 as it bids to develop and manage business incubators in Europe, and ultimately elsewhere in the world.…

Amsterdam opportunity to flag up services and rebranding

By TimPb | September 25, 2019

An expanding East Anglian technology company is showcasing its services – and new name – at a major international event in Amsterdam. Nesspoint specialises in communication, tracking and monitoring solutions for offshore renewables – particularly wind farms – as well as ports, harbours and defence. The company, formerly Vissim Renewables, recently rebranded to Nesspoint, taking…